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Also Known As: Died: April 21, 1983
Born: May 3, 1902 Cause of Death: suicide by shooting
Birth Place: Austria Profession: actor, opera singer, bank clerk

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Romantic lead and then (due to his increasing weight) character player, discovered by Michael Curtiz in Hungary in 1922. Slezak began appearing in German films that year and moved to the US, initially as a stage actor, in 1930. His screen roles were often as heavies, notably in "This Land is Mine" (1943) and "Lifeboat" (1944). Like his father, Leo Slezak (1873-1946), he was also a gifted opera singer. Daughter Erika Slezak has appeared on daytime soaps.

Romantic lead and then (due to his increasing weight) character player, discovered by Michael Curtiz in Hungary in 1922. Slezak began appearing in German films that year and moved to the US, initially as a stage actor, in 1930. His screen roles were often as heavies, notably in "This Land is Mine" (1943) and "Lifeboat" (1944). Like his father, Leo Slezak (1873-1946), he was also a gifted opera singer. Daughter Erika Slezak has appeared on daytime soaps.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Mysterious House of Dr. "C", The (1976) Dr Coppelius
2.
 Treasure Island (1972) Squire Trelawney
3.
 Black Beauty (1971)
4.
 Dr. Coppelius (1968) Dr. Coppelius
5.
 The Caper of the Golden Bulls (1967) Antonio Gonzalez
6.
 24 Hours To Kill (1966) Malouf
7.
 Swingers' Paradise (1965) Lloyd Davis
8.
 A Very Special Favor (1965) Etienne
9.
 Emil and the Detectives (1964) The Baron
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1922:
Worked as bank clerk when discovered by director Michael Kertesz (later Curtiz)
1930:
Moved to US
1922:
Screen debut, "Sodom und Gomorrah"
1931:
Broadway debut
1942:
US film debut, "Once Upon a Honeymoon"
1959:
US opera debut in "The Gypsy Baron" at the Metropolitan Opera
1974:
Played daughter Erika Slezak's godfather on her daytime soap opera, "One Life to Live"
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father:
Leo Slezak. Opera singer, actor. Born 1873, died 1946.
daughter:
Erika Slezak. Actor. Born 1946.
daughter:
Ingrid Slezak. Attorney.
son:
Leo Slezak. Pilot. Worked in theater in Vienna as an assistant stage director.
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